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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:19 am

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Walmart and I believe Sears and Kmart are opening at 8 pm on Thanksgiving, and Target is opening at 9. Ridiculous in my opinion. It won't be long before stores will be open on Christmas.


That is just sickening. No Is nothing sacred anymore?!?!


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I will probably go shopping on Black Friday, but not at the ridiculously early hours. It used to be worth it to go early when the kids were little since you could get really good deals on toys, but now there is not much that we would want.

I think that's where I'm at too Lori. The boys are grown now and all they care about are electronics, which are expensive. They get one or two games and that's their Christmas! Huh? Pretty pathetic. I miss the days when they were little and there was actual quantity under the tree! Yikes
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:20 pm

That's stupid if stores/malls could be open on christmas.


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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:56 pm

They have been reporting here that Black Friday is no longer what it was in the past, because you can find so many deals before.....especially online......I will not kill myself just to save a few dollars... Yikes



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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:30 pm

Amy wrote:


On another note, I heard that Walmart and Target are opening at 9:00pm on Thanksgiving night. Is this TRUE????? If so, that is absolutely rottten to do to their employees. If that's the case, the employees would need to be there by 8:00pm!!


The Walmart here in Ionia isn't closed at all on Thanksgiving. The only day of the year that they close is Christmas. (Walgreens doesn't even do that! They're open on Christmas day!)
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:10 pm

I wouldn't shop on Black Friday for a million dollars! Maybe two million... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:15 pm

Well, if I lived in a big city, I wouldn't, either, Julie. But I live in a smallish town, and for the most part, people behave themselves well even during Black Friday sales.
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:24 pm

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They have been reporting here that Black Friday is no longer what it was in the past, because you can find so many deals before.....especially online......I will not kill myself just to save a few dollars... Yikes

My hubby works at Best Buy and can attest to that. People wait for Black Friday but there are even better deals earlier in the previous weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. There was an article about this that I read recently...if I find it I'll post it here.

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The Walmart here in Ionia isn't closed at all on Thanksgiving. The only day of the year that they close is Christmas. (Walgreens doesn't even do that! They're open on Christmas day!)

Walgreens doesn't even close on Christmas?! OhMy That is disgraceful. No

Add Sears and Toys R Us to the list of stores opening early on T-day. Yikes
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:25 pm

I wouldn't mind it in a small town...but it's crazy here in Miami! Then again, what do you expect from a city who can't even get their ballots in on time? greenS

Seriously though...it's not just the crowds...it's the way they act! It's funny people behave this way on the day AFTER they are supposedly celebrating how thankful they are for everything they have! LOL Laughing I would actually LOVE to live in a small town...that would be so nice...
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Here is a list of stores:

(and I guess Walmart is open 24 hours).

Not to be too melodramatic here, but this is the demise of our culture as we know it. Thanksgiving used to be a day to give thanks, with FAMILY. Now it's just all about big business/ corporate greed. No

http://retailindustry.about.com/od/bestusretailpromotions/a/Complete-List-Of-Retail-Stores-Open-Thanksgiving-Day-Pre-Black-Friday-Sales.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:36 pm

No I know what you're saying, Mimi. And I agree. Things used to be so different - and in a better way. When I was a little girl, none of the businesses were open on Thanksgiving. It was a time for family, and giving thanks for our blessings. More and more, though, it's becoming just another day of the year, and a way for businesses to put some extra marketing strategies to use.

Yes, I was very shocked last year when I found out that Walgreens would be open on *Christmas*. I'd been talking with one of the managers (who invited me to stop in and spend some time there if I didn't have any Christmas plans - I thought that was very nice) and they said that it was a corporate decision. Well, I bet that none of the corporate leaders who MADE that decision would actually be working in the store on Christmas.
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:37 pm

I totally agree with you, Amy. The same thing has happened with Christmas. It's a shame! Two very beautiful holidays have turned into this... mad
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Very true!....But in the words of Charlie Brown:









I won't let all this commercialism ruin my Christmas


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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:59 pm

Carol wrote:
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:45 pm

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No....Well, I bet that none of the corporate leaders who MADE that decision would actually be working in the store on Christmas.

Exactly.


Lisa wrote:
Very true!....But in the words of Charlie Brown:








Right on, sistah!


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Carol wrote:




The truth, and nothing but the truth!

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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:58 am

One year, when I was little. My parents, my older sister & I went to sales after Thanksgiving. We went to one store. was there for like two hours. Then, we went to other store, spend another two hours. Never again. We want go to more stores. But, only go to two stores. cause of the long lines & getting the stuff we need. So, we avoid going to Black Fridays after Thanksgiving. We get Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving. Watching Black Friday on youtube. Seeing the craziness of people trembling over just get hot item. Not worth it. You wouldn't see me standing outside by the door in freezing cold weather. Waiting something to buy. I stay away from Black Friday.


Birch Run does the midnight Black Friday. If, you wear your pjs. Get a free gift. I always want tried it. But, theirs no one willing to take me. Lot of them, don't like stay up, like I do. I'm not sure, if it's crazier like the other stores.


Next week, they will start showing the commercials on tv.

JcPenney Opens at 4:00 a.m. Come to the store for 20%-70% off. Were everyone is crazy in the store. Get your hot items before their gone. Sale ends at 1:00pm. We just love see people go coo coo for our items in the store.




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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:44 am

My aunt said she went to Wal-mart the day afther christmas to buy milk and it was crazy lines...... Yikes


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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:41 am

A lot has changed in the past 10 years or so. When the kids were little, I didn't like to travel on Thanksgiving or Christmas since nothing was open except maybe one lone gas station. Now there are lots of things open on Thanksgiving especially. This year we are traveling on Thanksgiving since Gary has to work until 4. We will avoid lots of traffic by going on Thanksgiving. It's such a pain to pass by East Lansing and Ann Arbor on the day before Thanksgiving!


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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:46 am

That's for sure.It doesn't seem right that they may let stores or what not open on hoilday's.Chrsistmas doesn't have the same feeling it used to once have.


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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:25 pm

Here is a LONG list of who is open & when

Thursday, November 22

6:00am

Kmart (open until 3:00pm first set of doorbusters)

7:00am

Dollar General

9:00am

Gander Mountain
Walgreens

4:00pm

Michaels

8:00pm

Kmart until 3:00am
Sears
Sears Hometown
Sears Outlet
Toys R Us
Walmart (first set of doorbusters)

9:00pm

Shopko
Target

10:00pm

Tanger Outlets
Walmart (second set of doorbusters)


Friday, November 23

12:00am

Bealls
Belk
Best Buy
Bon Ton
Dell Home
Dick's Sporting Goods
Kohls
Macy's
Modell's
Old Navy
Sports Authority

4:00am

AAFES
Old Navy (second set of doorbusters)
Sears (second set of doorbusters)


5:00am

A.C. Moore
Bass Pro
Cabela's
Fred's
Gordmans
Home Depot
Kmart
Lowes
Olympia Sports
Office Depot
Staples
Walmart (third set of doorbusters)

6:00am

Bed Bath & Beyond
Gander Mountain
JC Penney
Navy Exchange
Officemax
Radio Shack

7:00am

BJ's
Dollar General
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight
Michaels
PetSmart
Rite Aid
Sam's Club
Stein Mart

8:00am

Music & Arts
Old Navy (third set of doorbusters)

9:00am
Costco

Store Hours that Vary by Location:

Ace Hardware
Aeropostle
Bath & Body Works
Build a Bear
CVS
Family Dollar
Hastings
Ikea
Petco
Pep Boys
Sprint
Tommy Hilfiger
True Value
Victoria Secrets
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Carol wrote:
HeeHee


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I have been going to BF sales for about 15 years now. It has changed A LOT! There are a lot more people. I went to Wal-Mart last year & it was my first time there on BF. I usually do Younkers & Gordman's but I have Dean now so I need TOYS! I was pleasantly surprised about how I quickly I was able to get what I wanted & then check out. I hope it goes that well this year because my plans have really changed my hubby won tickets to Beauty & Beast at the Civic Center in Des Moines for Friday night! That's a 2 hour drive for us to get down there but I'm really excited to see the show, I love the movie.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:37 pm

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Then again, what do you expect from a city who can't even get their ballots in on time? greenS


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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:23 pm

Kamberley wrote:
I hope it goes that well this year because my plans have really changed my hubby won tickets to Beauty & Beast at the Civic Center in Des Moines for Friday night! That's a 2 hour drive for us to get down there but I'm really excited to see the show, I love the movie.

Oh, wow! Congratulations!!
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks Rob! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Black Friday   Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:18 pm

Rob wrote:
Kamberley wrote:
I hope it goes that well this year because my plans have really changed my hubby won tickets to Beauty & Beast at the Civic Center in Des Moines for Friday night! That's a 2 hour drive for us to get down there but I'm really excited to see the show, I love the movie.

Oh, wow! Congratulations!!


That is awesome! Beauty & the Beast was always my favorite Disney movie....until Tangled came along. Wink Have fun!
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